A FLEET of yellow rubber ducks sporting sunglasses were released into the Chicago River on Thursday in an annual fundraising event.
A staggering 70,000 were dumped into the water as spetators cheered them on in a bid to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois.
After being released, the ducks raced to a finishline halfway to the Michigan Avenue Bridge.
Spectators could ‘adopt’ a duck for $5 to enter the race, with the fundraiser bringing in more than $310,000 (£223,452).
The first place ducky won a 2021 Chevy Trailblazer.
Second and third place duckies won an all-inclusive trip to Mexico and $2,000, respectively.
Following the event, The Chicago Park District and Coast Guard were tasked with the mammoth feat of scooping the ducks out of the water ready to go again next year.
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